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Jul 29, 2012 4:00pm EDT
adviser to president spoke with cnn's candy crowley. >> the threshold for governor romney is this. is he's equipped, is he prepared to become a commander in chief and when he gets off in the first leg of this trip and he goes to great britain and he insults the british people and david cameron the prime minister and the mayor of london both rebuke him, the question becomes this is if he can't engage our allies on a simple topic like the international olympics, how is he going to be tough enough to stand up to our gravest enemy like iran. >> well, you can hear mitt romney's full speech in jerusalem next hour right here on cnn. >>> now to syria where rebels and government forces are still fighting to gain control of the country's major commercial center. here's what's happening there. [ speaking foreign language ] >> you see the rebels there taking hold of that government tank and they claim they're making some progress. it's getting very violent as you saw. our ivan watson is witnesses some of fight firsthand from northern syria. earlier he told me about an army base that's surrounded by
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Jul 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
elmo until he managed to dance out of danger. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> don't mess with the mascots. that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thank you for joining us. we're going to get you up to speed on the headlines right now, beginning with a deadly disease outbreak with no name and only children as victims. it's an illness doctors have never seen before and so far can't treat it or stop it. at least 61 children are dead, all in cambodia. the global medical community is stumped. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> this mystery illness causes a respiratory attack that kills children. >>> federal agents busted a massive drug operation in tempe, arizona. they took in three tons of marijuana, 30 pounds of meth amphetamine and $2.4 million in cash. 20 people were arrested. >>> libyan people voting freely and openly. it is the first real live democrati
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. congratulations, wow. >>> sounds like something out of a hollywood blockbuster. cnn's brian todd is in cape cod where some unwelcome guests are putting a damper on beachgoers' fun. >> reporter: it's the height of the summer vacation season here. behind me, just a beautiful beach here. the weather is great. our photo journalist is going to show you a sweep of the beach here. you'll notice there's no one in the water. that's for good reason. gorgeous weather at the height of summer. but they're only going in waist deep, and it's not because the water is cold. >> i grew up watching "jaws" in the '70s. i don't want to relive that. >> this is what they're worried about on cape cod. not far from where "jaws" was filmed, great white sharks are back. >> tuesday was the most recent sightings by a spotter pilot. >> reporter: each measures at least 14 feet. authorities identified 20 of these predators off the cape over the past three years and believe many more are lurking. a group called cape cod shark hunters tracks, photographs and tags the great whites. we're out off the cape looking for the sharks wi
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Jul 22, 2012 4:00pm PDT
' families and the governor and local officials so stay with cnn. president obama expected to make some public comments in a few minutes and we will have that for you live of course on cnn. the president is going to speak not long before a citywide gathering of people here in aurora. they will pray, they will honor the people killed, and they will be together. at the scene where the people of aurora are beginning to gather right now. take us there. what is expected to happen where you are later? >> reporter: well, in about 90 minutes, this prayer vigil will begin. we're already beginning to see people gather in this rather large square. if you look behind me, you can see there are chairs set up and people are standing around this area. there is a stage set up. a podium. what we are expecting to hear today is a community trying to come to grips with what has happened. trying to moveeyond the actual shooting and work on becoming a community of healing. we're expecting to hear from the governor, the mayor, as well as victims. victims' families, people who were inside there. sharing their e
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Jul 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn. new york. >> that does it for me. thank you very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." the news continues next on cnn. >>> good evening, everybody. i'm poppy harlow in for don lemon. let's get you up to speed on the news of the day. two americans kidnapped overseas. now the people who grabbed them are making demands. here's where it happened in egypt's sinai peninsula. a pastor from massachusetts, a woman traveling with his group and their egyptian tour guide were abducted. they were stopped in northern sinai. we're live from the family's home near boston in a moment. also, secretary of state hillary clinton meeting with egypt's newly elected president and pledging u.s. support for the return of civilian leadership there. muhammad morsi won that seat two weeks ago, but there's still no cabinet or parliament. >>> two weeks before the start of the olympics, the company providing security guards said it's failed to recruit enough staff and could lose as much as $77 million for not covering the contract. the government has to deplo
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Jul 14, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and their egyptian tour guide. the kidnappers have made some demands. i want to go straight to liam martin, with cnn affiliate wcvd. he joins us live in massachusetts. liam, you've had the opportunity to talk to the family, get a sense of whether they're hopeful. what can you tell us about what they've learned about the pastor's situation? >> reporter: poppy, all they know right now is that he is okay. the egyptian who kidnapped them has said they're going to be okay. he's been feeding them dinners and taking care of them. he essentially wants to exchange them for his uncle who is in prison in egypt right now. we're at the home of the pastor in boston. several of his family members have been here all day. they say to find strength in one another. he's been a pastor of two pentecostal churches here in the boston area for 34 years. tonight, this community is turning its prayers toward him. >> we don't have any more information other than what we hear in the news and what you guys are hearing. we're all in good spirits, because we know that the god we serve is in control of the matter. the only concern
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Jul 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
fares talked with just one network, just one, and that was cnn. here's ivan watson in doha, qatar. >> reporter: nawaf al fares was syria's man in baghdad for nearly four years that is, until a few days ago when he suddenly announced his defection. >> what prompted you to say i've had it. i don't want to work with this government anymore. >> translator: i served sirtian regime for 34 years, but after what happened in the holy revolution, all of the killing, the massacres and the refugees, i don't see how anyone can remain silent so i decided to end my relationship with this regime. >> fares has long been one of the trusted lieutenants, an insider who knows how the syrian government works. >> reporter: who is making the decisions in damascus right now? >> translator: the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. that person is the president. >> reporter: in his first interview with the u.s. news organization since his defection fares rejected syrian government claims that the syrian rebels are al qaeda terrorists. ins
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on cnn as well. that's expected around 7:30 p.m. eastern, just under 30 minutes from now. we'll have that live from aurora for you. as i mentioned a few minutes ago, police are revealing a little of what they found in the shooting suspect's apartment. i want to get to ed lavendera now. he is outside. what are police saying now? what did they find in that apartment? >> reporter: explosives that this man put together. after they went through a great deal of effort which took about 36 hours from the moment they went in to james holmes' apartment, they were able to start taking away the evidence and the belongings from what we can tell, they have completely cleared out his apartment. a law enforcement source tells cnn, they removed interestingly enough a batman poster, a batman mask, and his computer. all of that has been taken away from the apartment. and obviously, they're going through that computer, trying to see what kind of evidence they might be able to find. they're hoping that would be a type of clue that would provide a great deal of evidence. and depth into what exactly james
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Jul 31, 2012 11:00am EDT
.com today. >>> quick note for those of you if you're heading out the door, continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or if you're heading to work, you can also watch cnn live from your desktop go to cnn.com/tv. >>> so, if you want to know how mitt romney enjoyed his week-long visit to the uk, israel and poland, you might not want to ask him at a photo-op. p his handlers didn't like it either. the president's day in warsaw, a wreath laying at the tomb of the unknown soldier followed by a speech of his economic and political ideas. >> the world should pay close attention to the transformation of poland's economy. a march towards economic liberty and smaller government has meant a march towards higher living standards, a strong military that defends liberty at home and abroad and an important and growing role on the international stage. >> cnn's jim acosta traveling with romney joins me live. let's talk about what mitt romney was wanting to accomplish in poland. >> well, kyra, what he wanted to accomplish here in poland is basically to pay tribute to the polish for their transformation fro
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Jul 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
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Jul 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
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Jul 26, 2012 8:00am PDT
going. facebook dooth com/carol cnn. thanks as always for your comments. i sure appreciate them. thanks for joining me this morning. cnn newsroom continues right now with kyra phillips. >>> hello everyone. it's 11:00 on the east coast. 8:00 on the west. crops withering as the severe drought sweeps across the country. get ready to pay more for your food. >>> and one day until the opening ceremonies and we already have our first olympic doping scandal. >>> rebels ready to fight to the end to take control of syria's largest city. we'll take you inside the exploding civil war. >>> grieving families and friends begin to bury their loved ones and a stunning clue out of aurora, colorado. a letter discovered in the mail room at the university of colorado's medical campus sent by james holmes. the details inside that package apparently contained key details about friday's theater massacre and could finally expose not only how holmes allegedly executed his rampage but also answer the one question no one knows or understands. why? let's get straight to ed lavendara on the ground for us in
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Jul 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
with cnn. they will be with me live right here later this evening. and it's becoming a very long, hot summer for a big chunk of the country. extreme heat is making life miserable for folks in the southern plains. heat advisories and heat warnings blanket parts of oklahoma and arkansas. temperatures spiking, listen to this, from 105 to 113 degrees. and that's the forecast through thursday. >>> there he is, getting the vip treatment almost presidential treatment in jerusalem. the presumed republican nominee, mitt romney, today, he weighed in on the status of jerusalem. he tells cnn he considers jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there, not tel aviv. he also mentioned iran on the regional defense. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and its right to america to stand with you. >> also today in gentlemjerusal romney and his wife visited the western wall. you can see him putting a little piece of paper in there. one of the oldest in the old city. you can see him there making a prayer. one of the men running president obama's re-election e
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Jul 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
fund. the school fund. brian todd, cnn, washington. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. utility crew us are trying to restore power in areas struck by friday night's deadly storms. close to a million people are facing another hot night in the dark. well, a lot of those outages are in the same places suffering from blistering high temperatures. 20 states issued heat warnings or advisories today and about 1,600 high temperature records have been broken around the country. >>> families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhood of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their houses. the area is under a red flag warning, which means there is a chance a fast-moving fire could flare up again. >>> some tense moments today after turkey scrambled jets in response to syrian helicopters that approached the border. turkey warned syria not to come close to its air space. >>> i'm sweating up in here. >> yes, he was. for
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Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
like a war zone. to find out more on how to help, go to cnn.com/impact. they can use your help. you can find all the organizations and ways that you can help those in need. again, cnn.com/impact. can't say that enough. >>> more now on the heat wave and those power ounls. crews are working around the clock in states from virginia and ohio, maryland, new jersey, trying to get the power back on so tens of thousands of people can cool off. brian todd with the latest now. >> reporter: these are the lifesavers. power company teams scrambling to bring transform es back online. but for millions in the midwest and mid-atlantic, these crews can't work fast enough. >> i hate it. it's horrible. we can't, all our -- in case of an emergency, we can't make a call or anything. >> reporter: in the wake of devastating storms, 20 states are dealing with excessive heat warnings. temperatures over 100 degrees are scorching much of the southeastern u.s. more than a million customers still have no power and that means huge numbers are at risk. >> a heatstroke is when you start having neurological problems. co
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Jul 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
three of the victims memorialized today were in their 20s. >>> and tonight at 8:00, cnn's don lemon host as special report madness at midnight, the search for answers in aurora. >>> now to travels overseas for mitt romney. he just landed in tel aviv after taking a charter flight from england. he's hoping to redeem himself after some rather embarrassing gaffes in london. the british media had a field day after romney appeared to question whether they were ready to host the games. they even dubbed him mitt the twit. and now to a remembrance of 9/11. on that day, 40 passengers and crew members of flight 93 died when their hijacked plane crashed in somerset county, pennsylvania. today the navy christened a ship named in honor of the heros who died on that flight in a ship yard in afternoon dale, a suburb of new orleans, family members of those killed gathered. a bottle of sparkling wine was smashed against its hull. >>> and explosions shatter buildings. you hear from a woman in syria's largest city coming under heavy attack today. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as pa
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Jul 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. much appreciated. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> top of the hour, you're in the cnn news room. in afghanistan today, six nato troops were killed in a roadside bombing and we just learned all those troops were americans. it happened in the eastern part of afghanistan. a total of eight nato troops died yesterday and today in three separate incidents. attacks come as secretary of state hillary clinton meets with diplomats in toke ko and they're discussing afghanistan's future and the shape of the international force going forward. also in afghanistan, a woman was shot to death. executed in public. someone r recorded this public killing of a woman. t she's wearing a burka and we won't show you the moment of her death, but a man with an automatic rifle shoots her at least nine times while men gather around and cheer. afghan officials believe the woman was part of a love triangle involving two taliban commanders who accused her of adultery. u.s. officials have called it a cold-blooded murder. kofi annan is back in syria to sign on to a new peace plan even as a special envoy tou
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Jul 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
nominee, mitt romney, today, he weighed in on the status of jerusalem. he tells cnn he considers jerusalem the capital of israel and believes the american embassy should be there, not tel aviv. he also mentioned iran on the regional defense. >> we recognize israel's right to defend itself and its right to america to stand with you. >> also today in gentlemjerusal romney and his wife visited the western wall. you can see him putting a little piece of paper in there. one of the oldest in the old city. you can see him there making a prayer. one of the men running president obama's re-election efforts says mitt romney is not doing himself or anyone a favor. listen to robert gibbs. >> mitt romney wondered aloud whether london was really for the olympics and i think it's clear that voters in this country wonder aloud whether mitt romney's ready for the world and i think the world is not yet ready for mitt romney. i think there's literally to go overseas, stand in the country of the strongest ally and the olympics they've been preparing years for and question whether or not they're ready does mak
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Jul 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is the president. >> fares talked to cnn from his secure location in qatar. >>> the syrian capital damascus has witnessed the most intense fighting yet today according to activists. the opposition said 57 people have been killed across the country. activists also have a message for president obama. they say the time for action is now regardless of how it might impact the election. >> translator: with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election to make a move on syria is unacceptable for syrians. it ignores the tens of thousands of syrian civilians. because of an election campaign. >> and an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a very dangerous area. pastor michelle louis was abducted with a parishioner and tour guide. his son talked to randi kaye about their ordeal and how it's taken a toll on all of them especially the pastor's wife. >> it's all undecided, and i just -- she even right now seems like a dream to her. a nightmare. >>> another chapter in the global rate fixing scandal. accord
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Jul 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
to release them into the wild anymore. there are your weird laws of the day. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> we want to show you this just in to cnn. take a look at these amazing pictures from one colorado springs neighborhood. these are just coming in to cnn. these pictures show complete devastation, wiped out homes. look at that. you have one frame of one brick home, not even wood home, brick home standing there. everything is completely gone. look across the street you can see a house that is standing that is completely untouched right across the street. it shows how actually discriminating this fire was destroying one home and leaving others untouched. interestingly, too, the lawn in front of that home is green and not charred. the home is completely destroyed. this is coming from a lot of people that were evacuated, the thousands of people evacuated. they are getting the chance to come back. they are being bussed in by the government to take a look at the damage to see if their home was saved or if their home was destroyed or not. let's take a listen in to this video. >> grab that
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Jul 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
. now i want to bring in cnn's becky anderson also there in london. so, becky, how is romney's visit going over with ordinary brits? have they even noticed he's there? >> i've just conducted my -- it's going to be said fairly unscientific straw poll on the streets of london here right outside the houses of parliament asking people whether they knew mitt romney was or whether they cared about what he says. and it's got to be said nobody knew who he was. that doesn't mean that not everybody in britain is interested in his comments but he's not really making headlines in the newspapers. for example the only paper mitt romney was quoted in or certainly his aides off the record were quoted in was the "daily telegraph" here and he made page 16. not even a full page. it's a very, very small part of the newspaper here. the writer swon sway picking up on these comments from an aide of romney that he would restore anglo saxon understanding to the uk and the u.s.'s relationship in picking up on the fact that some people might read that as racist when given that the aide was reported as also say
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Jul 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
in june, and that's where we find our cnn's dana bash. she is close by in boston. dana, two parties used the same numbers to make opposite points, of course. >> reporter: of course, exactly. welcome to politics, especially presidential politics just a few months before the election. notice, kyra, you're right, that the jobs numbers were anything but great, but the president took as much as he could to look at the long view. he's mentioned the fact that 4.4 million new jobs were created in 28 months. he called it a step in the right direction, but you can't be satisfied. he's got to walk -- talk about stepping. he's kind of got to walk a tight rope to try to tout good news but also not look out of touch to say things are better than people feel that they are. on the republican side, mitt romney was out there within 90 minutes of these job numbers being released standing in a small business, a hardware store, where he is vacationing, where he has a home in new hampshire, and he was very clear that this is not where people want to be. >> the jobs report this morning is another kick in the g
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Jul 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
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Jul 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
that was pumped up by the press? joining us in washington, ryan luza, correspondent for "the new yorker" and cnn contributor. jim garretty, contributing editor at "national review." and kelly goff, contributing editor at loop21. i'm going to be contrarian. mitt romney tells brian williams about disconcerting things about the security preparations for the games. he didn't say anything that wasn't in the british papers, and nbc didn't even use the initial sound bite because it didn't consider it particularly newsworthy. >> classic, classic michael kinsly gaffe. he said something that everyone else was saying, soming that was the truth. but if a politician says it gets you in trouble. remember, the british press has an outrage machine the likes of which we do not understand in the united states. and they have a hair trigger for the -- someone from outside of the u.k. offending them. and so, you know, this was a british press -- this was driven by the british press. i don't think the american press would have picked up on it unless we saw those headlines over there. unless we saw the outrage that th
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Jul 24, 2012 2:00am PDT
. "early start" begins now. >>> rigged to explode. cnn with exclusive details of the arsenal of home-made bombs found inside the aurora shooting suspect's apartment. >>> penn state slammed. the penalty for the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. expected to slam the once-proud football program for years to come. >>> high-speed sacrifice, a police officer risks his own life, putting his cruiser in the path of a wrong-way driver. oh boy. that's true commitment there. good morning to you, welcome to early start, thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. and the economy taking the back seat for a moment to foreign policy when it comes to the presidential campaign. >> we'll talk about mitt romney's trip overseas and president obama's brand-new ad. >>> plus we're getting an idea of what the opening ceremony of the 2012 olympics will actually look like. >>> but first, exclusive new details about the apartment of james holmes, the suspected colorado shooter. a law enforcement official has described to cnn video taken from inside the apartment. he said it was
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Jul 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
. "cnn newsroom" continues with my good pal kyra phillips. >>> good morning. what could have saved the 228 people on an air france flight that plunged into the ocean? new answers today on that 2009 tragedy. >>> a deadly police beating one year ago in fuller ton, california. back in the headlines. what's next in the kelly thomas saga? >>> also this hour, herman cain in the house to tell us all about his new project and share his one-of-a-kind insights on today's headlines. >>> first, though, the road to the white house has always run through ohio, so president obama, of course, hitting the road in ohio. live pictures right now. the tarmac in toledo. soon he'll be on a bus dubbed "betting on america." the first stop the museum in mao me. you'll see that live at 40 past the hour give or take. in the meantime let's bring in cnn's dan lothian who's already there. dan, this is actually the president's first bus tour, right? >> reporter: it is. he has done two other bus tours but those were, as the white house described them, official bus tour. this is the first one of his campaign and th
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Jul 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is cnn contributor. good to see you reuben. does michael bloomberg have a point there or would it be too knee jerk for either the president or candidate to start talking about gun issues right now? >> good to be back with you. i think too quick, too soon. i think what americans want is pretty much what president bill clinton accomplished after the oklahoma city bombing, a sense of empathy to help with the healing but never get in front of a story. never be seen as trying to shove these events into a preset agenda. clinton did not do that after oklahoma city. it would be a mistake to do that here. >> does this tragedy set the stage for either of these candidates to at some point address their platform as it pertains to guns specifically as we are just about three months away from people going to the polls? >> i would agree that when the time comes that conversation needs to happen. what needs to happen is the discussion that one individual can accumulate an arsenal of weapons without drawing the attention of authorities. whether you are concerned about domestic security or terrorism threa
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Jul 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemploy
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Jul 20, 2012 11:00am EDT
. >>> we're going to continue following breaking news here on cnn, for the latest developments, watch us live or you can go straight to cnn.com. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. i tell mike what i can spend. i do my best to make that work. we're driving safely. and sue saved money on brakes. now that's personal pricing. >>> once again we welcome back our viewers across the world as we follow the breaking news here on cnns. here's what we know about that deadly shooting at the movie theater in aurora, colorado. the man identified as the suspect, 24 years old, white male, police say he was wearing a gas mask and a bullet-proof vest. susan candiotti joining us live from new york. susan, this is changing by the second, i understand you have new information with regard to the weapons? >> that's rig
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Jul 21, 2012 8:00pm EDT
thing happen along with his friend jennifer, i spoke to last night here on cnn. he joins us now. >> i'm doing a lot better today as opposed to the night that it happen. i'm glad to talk to people to let them know i'm going through the same thing. >> we've heard over and over from a flum bnumber of dimpbt p. i have to ask you, i didn't ask anybody last night and yesterday when i was here. what is it like being here with that building so cloesz. when i look at that building, i have a blank feeling inside. i try not to think of the event. >> you said that you don't even like to look at -- >> you don't want to look over at it. >> i will look other. it will give me a very uncomfortable feeling. >> jennifer said that the gunman that got really close to her and then shot behind her. you were right next to her. so what happened to you? why didn't you get shot? the gunman came into the auditorium and a toxic gasz went off. i immediately went to the ground. and, instead, we stood there and stayed there for about a dead ten seconds before we decided that we needed to crawl to the ooir side. >> u
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've learned from talking to wi
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
top stories, head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >>> maine police releasing a video that looks like it was ripped from an action movie. a state trooper chasing down an elderly driver. it looks like a video game. going down the wrong way on the interstate. the trooper got the call during a traffic stop. and instead of chasing the car the wrong way down the highway, the officer floored it to the next exit to get ahead of the guy. he went exit ramp and bumped him. he bumped him with his own car at about 50 miles per hour. the trooper said he made the decision because if he had kept going and chasing the wrong way, people would have died. >> he risked his own life for that he's okay. >>> 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with this morning's top stories. >> good morning, exclusive new details this morning about the rigged explosives discovered in the apartment of suspected movie theater gunman, james holmes. >>> a law enforcement official describing video taken from inside that apartment. he says it was set up like something you would find in afghanistan or iraq. the sus
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Jul 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
terrorism are here in colorado for the aspen institute security forum that's co-sponsored with cnn and "new york times." today i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with u.s. navy admiral who planned the raid that killed osama bin laden. admiral william mcraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. this is the guy who's sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let's do it. and when you ordered that raid and when you said -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the west point of pakistan, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision. >> he does. [ applause ] >> and when he came to the head of special
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
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Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
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Jul 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
about 11:40 eastern. you'll hear him live here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the republican governor of louisiana and former governor of minnesota are tracing the president's route as mitt romney's surrogates. bob j jindal and tim pawlenty call their tour the middle-class promise gap tour. >> this president has been bad for america, bad for ohio. here in ohio where 40,000 fewer jobs than when he took office. average income has gone down $3,000. the list goes on an on. but the bottom line is this. we've gotten tired of the broken promises. we need to elect mitt romney. >> the two are due in parma the next hour. romney himself remains on a working vacation in new hampshire. >>> with the olympics just a few weeks away, police in london are taking no chances. and today they arrested five men and a woman in separate areas of london. the six are suspected of being part of a possible terror plot with potential targets in the uk. nic robertson on this out of london. so what more do we know, nic? >> police are saying it was an intelligence-lead operation that they were involved in the terrori
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Jul 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>>> good evening, everyone, coming to you live from aurora, colorado. you oar in the cnn newsroom tonight. lots to get to tonight. we're about to walk you through the horrific movie theater shooting, minute by minute, as a gunman opened fire. you'll see what he did before hand and how police found him immeately afterward. also right now, police here in aurora are still not talking about possible motives. what would make a young man suddenly commit so much violence against so many people? colorado police and the fbi have been all over james holmes' apartment today, slowly and carefully since the front door was rigged to trigger a bomb. we're going to live to the apartment building in just a couple of moments. let's go to breanna keeler. >> don, the worst drought in more than 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the region are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought. that's the region that produces about 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. the drought is especially hard on livestock. many ranchers having to sell off their herds early. wi
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